Sunday, 15 January 2012

Honey Do List

Yesterday was Saturday and of course all the mundane duties of owning a house;

  •  shovel snow off the decks and then the driveway, 
  • shovel snow again because the plough went by, 
  • shovel snow because Canada Post can't reach your mailbox.  
  • then on to dusting, cleaning and laundry, oh and take Lily to the vet for her annual check-up.  
  • visit Dad,
  •  pick up meds and groceries for Bob (his chemo treatment knocked the crap out of him this week), THEN cook up some meals for him, label them and put in his freezer.

I'm at the stage now where I need to write down everything otherwise, it becomes a sea of swirl and nothing gets completed, let alone started.  Oddly, when I went to retrieve my "Honey Do List", my eyes didn't see any of the above to accomplish on this day...but eyes saw this apparition!

That is EXACTLY what I needed to do to connect with my inner child!  

So began the emails to some of my friends and we met up bright and early in the freezing cold temperatures and freshly fallen snow.

a freezing cold start 

official greeter

deep into the woods

back to the bush for some warmth

met some skiers 

my little chickadee

not a cloud in the sky

resting and texting...leave the electronics at home!

we're freezing so which way to go?

trudging along

where are my treats?

Speaking of treats, we'd been out for over an hour and a half , that was enough to get our tummies rumbling.    We continued our good time while warming up with brunch and hot coffee!  After many tales, much laughter and warmth, it was time to head back to reality.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Ewa said...

How I wish you lived closer. I would even help you shovel snow - I actually like doing that.
I am glad you are taking care of yourself. For us, women, it is so easy to forget that we need a break once in a while.
That snow is awesome. Right now all we are getting is some promises of rain here and snow in the mountains.

Texting on trails? Who would be doing that? Now updating one's FB status - that would be OK. ;-)

Xenia said...

The cute little birds land on your hands?! Geez, I need to get to Canada.

I've never been snow-shoeing before. It looks fun. I'm really glad you're making time for yourself, L. Keep it up.

kilax said...

Why does that bird let you "hold" it?! That is so awesome!

I have to make to do lists too. I wish I had that function built in to my brain somehow :)

Leana said...

What a gorgeous snow shoe Laurel!

Wes said...

that's my kinda honey do list!

ajh said...

Looks wonderful! Much better than the things on your list although I suspect you got a lot of those done too.

Thanks for the encouraging words about swimming.

Born To Endure said...

How on earth did you get that little fellow to sit on your cool!

Marci said...

That looks like fun, glad you are taking time for you!

Dee said...

how beautiful and exotic! The wee chickadee, so tame and sweet. Glad you took a day to enjoy the trails, and oh my how good would a coffee stop be after such a cold effort!

Marlene said...

Glad you got to go out and have some fun for YOU after the busy day. Bob is lucky to have you.

I can't believe how much snow you have. We have nothing on the ground.

pay per head services said...

I can't wait that somebody invents something that it can help with house chores. It takes a lot of time to do a huge clean up.